Scottish Watches Podcast #366 : Zenith – The Past, Present and Future with Julien Tornare

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Welcome to the Scottish Watches Podcast – Episode 366! Today’s star guest is someone who made Rikki’s acquaintance at the start of his watch journey 5 years ago, Julien Tornare CEO of Zenith. He joined Zenith 5 years ago and along with JCB saved the brand by honoring their heritage and by having some crazy futuristic ideas. We know you guys like stories. The best story out of Zenith is how the El Primero blueprints and parts were saved during the quartz crisis. We get it We get it straight from the horses mouth.  We also have Barbara hosting so you know it is going to be a fun show!Interview: Julien Tornare, Zenith CEO - Revolution Watches and Wonders Geneva-2022: Master Of Chronographs A Legacy Of Innovation Two people sitting on a couch with microphones Description automatically generated with low confidenceWristwatch check: Julien is wearing the Zenith Chronomaster Sport-03-3100-3600-69-m3100 IN-DEPTH: The new Zenith Chronomaster Sport has earned the right to take a trick from a rival - Time and Tide WatchesIN-DEPTH: The new Zenith Chronomaster Sport has earned the right to take a trick from a rival - Time and Tide Watches NEW Chronomaster Open-03-3300-3604-69-m3300 A picture containing watch Description automatically generated  A stack of coins Description automatically generated with medium confidenceNEW gold, two tone, and tri colored Zenith Chronomaster Sport A person wearing a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generatedA silver watch with a black face Description automatically generated with low confidence Barbara is wearing her MAD 1 Red that she got at W&W.A close up of a helmet Description automatically generated with low confidenceRikki would probably be wearing the MAD 1 as well.Zack wearing his MAD 1 at W&W.A picture containing person, floor, indoor Description automatically generatedZeniths History: Zeniths uninterrupted history started in 1865 in Le Locle, where the manufacture still resides, by Georges-Favre Jacot who brought together under one roof all the talents and crafts required to make watches.A person with a mustache Description automatically generated with medium confidence A picture containing text Description automatically generatedIn 1969 they created the El Primero chronograph movement  the world’s first automatic, integrated high-frequency chronograph caliber.A picture containing watch Description automatically generated 50th anniversary celebrations of the El Primero. Zenith - El Primero A386 Revival | Time and Watches | The watch blog A picture containing text, watch Description automatically generated A picture containing text, watch Description automatically generated On the day this podcast was recorded it was Julian’s 5th anniversary at Zenith. He and Jean Claude Biver. A couple of men posing for the camera in front of a building Description automatically generated with medium confidence Zenith innovations – Zenith Pantone A picture containing watch Description automatically generated A picture containing watch, racket, blue Description automatically generatedA picture containing indoor, watch Description automatically generated Defy El Primero 21 Ultraviolet-97-9001-9004-80-r922 Zenith Defy Ultraviolet 21 chronograph | WordlessTech News: Presenting the Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet — WATCH COLLECTING LIFESTYLE  Zenith Defy 21 Ultraviolet | Swisswatches Magazine Zenith Defy Extreme A group of clocks on a building Description automatically generated with low confidence Chronomaster Revival El Primero-a385 A watch on a blue background Description automatically generated with low confidence A Zenith that Rikki is still hunting for is the Swizz Beatz. Introducing - Zenith Defy Classic Black Ceramic Skeleton Swizz Beatz Edition (Specs & Price) Zenith Defy Classic Black Ceramic Skeleton Swizz Beatz Edition Monopusher chronograph pocket watches of the 20th century. A picture containing text, indoor, wall, black Description automatically generated Zenith Releases at Watches and Wonders 2022 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cislYWBivR8 A picture containing indoor, wall, watch Description automatically generated A picture containing text, indoor Description automatically generated Ultra Blue from Zenith is a Defy 21A watch on a person's wrist Description automatically generated Defy Midnight-03-9200-670-01-mi001 Zenith - Defy Classic Midnight | Time and Watches | The watch blogLogo Description automatically generated Chart Description automatically generated with medium confidenceA picture containing diagram Description automatically generatedLogo Description automatically generated Extreme-E-Arctic-x-race A picture containing outdoor, snow, nature, ice Description automatically generated Defy Extreme E Desert-X-Prix-Edition-10-9100-9004-1-23-i303 Each of The Five Limited Editions Will Included Recycled Materials From Championship Races Zenith Defy Extreme E “Desert X Prix” Edition - Watch I Love A close-up of a watch Description automatically generated Zenith Defy El Primero 21 Watch Review A picture containing text, watch Description automatically generated Hands On Review of The Bamford Watch Department X Black Badger Zenith El Primero Superconductor A close up of a watch Description automatically generated with medium confidence

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Now check out the shows we mentioned throughout the episode: Scottish Watches Podcast #200 : The Jean-Claude Biver Interview – And Its Been Worth The Wait A person with his arms crossed Description automatically generated with medium confidence Scottish Watches Podcast #300 : Celebrating Gerald Genta With His Wife Evelyne and Daughter Alexia A group of people posing for a photo Description automatically generated with medium confidence Scottish Watches Podcast #355 : Evelyne and Alexia Genta Return To Celebrate 50 Years of The Royal Oak and More A group of people posing for a photo Description automatically generated with low confidence

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